Town Pavilion
The Town Pavilion is a 38-story skyscraper located in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA, which was built in 1986. At 591 feet (180 m), it is the second-tallest building in Kansas City (behind One Kansas City Place) and third tallest in Missouri (behind One Metropolitan Square in St. Louis). Two of the building's main tenants are Transamerica and Bank Midwest. The Town Pavilion was constructed originally as "AT&T Town Pavilion" and opened in 1986. It was built as the Southwest Regional Headquarters for AT&T. AT&T occupied the 34-story tower from the opening through present day. However in about 1997, due to AT&T's drastic downsizing, they were no longer the major tenant in the building. Transamerica took the majority of the office space and placed its name and logo at the top of the tower. The project was undertaken as a joint venture between AT&T Resource Management (AT&T's Real Estate Group) and Copaken, White & Blitt. The architect was HNTB of Kansas City. It was built as a mixed-use office–retail complex. The main component was the three-story retail base, which included a food court on the third floor, and the 34-story office tower. This component took up the entire block formed by Walnut St., Main St., 11th St. (Petticoat Lane) and 12th St. AT&T's official entrance was 1100 Walnut St and the official retail entrance was 1111 Main St. Also included in this component were two historic renovations, The Harzfeld's building on the corner of 11th and Main, and The Boley building on the corner of 12th and Walnut. The Boley building was touted to be the first example of French Iron Curtain Wall construction in the United States. This main component was attached to two anchor stores, The Jones Store and Macy's, via sky bridges. There was also a sky bridge crossing Walnut St. to a multi-level parking garage which also incorporated two historic renovations, The Singer Music Building and another building at the corner of 12th and Grand.

The Town Pavilion was completed in 1986, temporarily becoming the state's tallest building. It contained a shopping mall which was anchored by Dillard's and the Jones Store co. Two years later, it was surpassed by One Kansas City Place, which is located just across the street to the Southwest. Ever since its completion, it's been home to a significant amount of Downtown Kansas City's offices and retail, with over 1.2 million square feet of office space. It was developed by Frank Morgan and his uncle Sherman W. Dreiseszun (operating as MD Management) who would build One Kansas City Place.

It is located on the NE corner of 12th and Main, right around the corner from Oppenstein Brothers Memorial Park. The main entrance is at 1111 Main Street. The tower occupies the former site of the Harzfeld Store Building. The 11-storeys of both the Harzfeld's old exterior and part of the old Boley Building have been integrated into the Town Pavilion's design.

The exterior of the building was constructed with granite, glass with steel trim. 90% of the building is enclosed in glazed glass, the majority of which is dark blue. The structural system of the roof is in a truss form. When viewed from the sky, this skyscraper appears to be a glass " cathedral" in the Latin Cross Design. It is unknown if the Architect purposely made it appear this way.


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